FSU College of Medicine 2018 annual report 2017 Annual Report - FSU College of Medicine - Page 8

Q U I C K F A C T S 6 M.D. CLASS OF 2021 SNAPSHOT ∑ ∑ As they did last year, women outnumber men. This passing year, the FSU College of Medicine is becoming time, it’s 71-53. more of a first-choice medical school. About half of the class did its undergrad work at ∑ Florida State (61). ∑ ∑ ∑ The top three majors were biology (48), exercise These students have been medical assistants, scribes, nursing assistants, EMTs, phlebotomists and more. ∑ They’ve spent hundreds of hours performing science (17) and biomedical sciences (14). community service at places such as VA hospitals, At least one student had a quadruple minor (math, the Tallahassee Memorial cancer center and Big Brother chemistry, biology and psychology). Big Sister. One was chosen Volunteer of the Year and In all, 39 students came from the Florida awarded the Jefferson Medal for Public Service because Panhandle – the region whose physician shortages of the volunteer time he spent at Big Bend Hospice. helped inspire the creation of this medical school. ∑ Their time has gone to more than just human- ∑ Seven students came from counties classified as rural. health-and-welfare organizations. For example, one ∑ Eighteen are Spanish/Hispanic/Latino, 10 are was a nest surveyor for Turtle Watch. Another was black, 10 are Asian and 10 are Asian Indian. a veterinary technician with St. Francis Pet Care, Twenty percent describe themselves as caring for the animals of the homeless and poor. ∑ disadvantaged, financially or otherwise. ∑ ∑ ∑ Many of these students have family roots around the Three-fourths picture themselves doing some sort world, including China, India, Pakistan, Israel, Morocco, of primary care after they graduate. Brazil, Colombia, Nicaragua, Haiti and Cuba. It took only 280 interviews to put together this class – down from 302 last year. In other words, with each ∑ They’ve also done medical outreach around the world, including Thailand, South Africa, Tanzania,